PE-backed Canadian cannabis firm Tilray debuts IPO

Canadian cannabis firm Tilray, a portfolio company of Privateer Holdings, has raised about $153 million for its IPO after pricing its 9 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading July 19, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TLRY.” Cowen and BMO Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. Tilray is not trading on any Canadian stock exchange.

PRESS RELEASE

Tilray, Inc., a vertically-integrated and federally-licensed cannabis cultivator, processor and distributor, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 9,000,000 shares of Class 2 common stock. 6,524,000 shares of Class 2 common stock will be offered in the United States and certain other countries except Canada at a price to the public of US$17.00 per share for a total offering size of US$110,908,000 and 2,476,000 shares of Class 2 common stock, which we refer to as Subordinate Voting Shares, will be offered in Canada and certain other countries except the United States at a price to the public of CAD$22.451 per share for a total offering size of CAD$55,586,200. Based on current exchange rate1, the total combined offering size is approximately US$153,000,000.00. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market tomorrow, July 19, 2018, under the symbol “TLRY.”

In addition, Tilray has granted the U.S. underwriters a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to 978,600 additional shares of Class 2 common stock and the Canadian underwriters a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to 371,400 additional Subordinate Voting Shares at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on July 23, 2018, subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the offering has been filed with and declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Tilray has also filed a prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each province of Canada other than the Province of Quebec to qualify the distribution in those provinces. Tilray does not intend to list on any stock exchange in Canada.

Cowen and BMO Capital Markets are acting jointly as book-runners for the IPO. Cowen is acting as the sole book-running manager for the IPO in the United States, and BMO Capital Markets is acting as the sole book-running manager for the IPO in Canada. Eight Capital is acting as lead manager for the IPO in Canada. In the United States, Roth Capital Partners is acting as lead manager and Northland Capital Markets is acting as a co-manager for the IPO.